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Zookeeper in US killed by elephant

A file photo taken on July 4, 201 shows Bangkok street elephants 'Thong Dee' (L) and 'Pak Boon' (R), who arrived from Thailand in 2006, during birthday celebrations at Taronga Zoo in Sydney on July 4, 2011. A female keeper was rushed to hospital in a critical condition on October 19, 2012 after being pinned against a bollard by an elephant at the Zoo. The zoo said the woman was conducting a routine training session when "a young male elephant pinned the female keeper against a bollard" AFP

A long-time zookeeper was killed Friday morning when he was crushed by an elephant, a spokeswoman for the city of Springfield said.

Posted: October 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

British tourist trampled to death by elephant in India

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A 69-year-old British tourist was trampled to death by an elephant in India on Thursday as he was engrossed in taking photographs, according to reports.

Posted: September 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Manila city dads ask firm to guarantee Mali’s return to zoo

Manila officials have asked a firm that has offered to take care of Mali to guarantee that it will return the 39-year-old elephant upon completion of the city zoo’s rehabilitation.

Posted: August 13th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Mayor Estrada open to moving Mali to Subic but …


The elephant Mali may be kept outside Manila Zoo—but only while the place that has been her home for the last three decades is undergoing renovation.

Posted: July 31st, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Subic park boss to Erap: We can take care of Mali

“THROWBACK” MALI  A Manila Zoo photo taken in the early 1980s, when the lady was practically still a baby.  CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Looks like a third party wants a piece of Mali. An operator of animal theme parks in Luzon has asked Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada to allow his company to take care of Mali, the lone elephant at Manila Zoo, saying it could provide a more suitable habitat for the aging animal.

Posted: July 28th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »